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Summer Intern Projects Coordinator



This opportunity is with a youth-led and youth-serving registered charity.
They believe as the final generation that can solve climate change, young Canadians should be empowered to create a more inclusive, fair, prosperous, and sustainable future. Their goal is to see that by 2030, Canada is implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies compatible with a climate-resilient future, through the influence and action of young leaders.


The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting a new and important program for the organization.  Reporting directly to the Program Manager, the Coordinator will primarily be responsible for supporting the Program Manager to create this new project from the ground up, supporting the research of effective net-zero solutions for youth and families to engage with, and creating net-zero project workbooks to be distributed to mobilize implementation of these projects in schools across Canada. The Coordinator will perform research, outreach, partnership management and content development, while also handling some administrative tasks as necessary.

Note, this position is dynamic and exciting – meaning that everyday can look different!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program Development:
    • Assist the Program Manager with identifying 150 net-zero solutions for families and youth in Canada Research existing net-zero project plans that students and educators can replicate/accomplish.
    • Create educational materials such as project plan workbooks and operational plans.
    • Assist with the creation of an online Net-Zero Project Solutions Portal.
    • Assist the Program Manager with building out the fellowship program for student net-zero projects.
  • Partnerships Coordination:
    • Research partners in the energy and net-zero sector that would be able to collaborate on the creation of and suggestions for net-zero projects geared towards students.
    • Assist the Program Manager with finding 10-15 mentors for student net-zero projects.
    • Connect and liaise with any partners related to the project, maintaining and cultivating relationships with potential supporters.
  • Other administrative duties and operations support as they arise.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in post-secondary education.
  • Between the ages of 18 to 30 at the start of the job placement.
  • Experience (1-2 years) with program coordination and support.
  • Exceptional skills in leadership, time management, partnership relations.
  • Experience with, and a robust understanding of, climate science and net-zero principles.

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline, including but not limited to education, environmental sciences, engineering, communications. Upper year undergraduate and master’s students seeking a full-time position are also eligible.
  • Experience working in educational contexts throughout Canada.
  • 1-2 years experience in an administrative role with project management (this can be satisfied through work, internship/co-op, volunteer, and extracurricular activities).
  • Demonstrated interest in relevant domains (ie. sustainability, education, youth engagement and action) is considered an asset.
  • Proficient with using word-processing, database and spreadsheet software (most notably Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs and Excel). xperience working with Slack and, highly preferred.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Eager to be in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment with a high learning curve.
  • A self-starter able to take initiative on responsibilities with minimal supervision; proven ability to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrating a positive attitude to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues in a virtual environment.
  • Ability to speak, write, and communicate in French is a strong asset.



Remote across Canada


This position is posted by Iron & Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, if eligible.

The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers and their communities to diversify their skills into a net-zero sector. NZP is a 7-week program that provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and engagement with employers to recruit and hire skilled workers seeking reliable employment opportunities.

Week 1: Employability skills training and overview of renewable energy sector. NZP is a fully paid 5-day (including wrap-around financial assistance) employability and employer-based workshop with an overview of the opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Weeks 2-7: Hands-on training. We will assist in placing you in paid on-the-job training for 6 weeks with an employer in the renewable energy industry.


Interested candidates should fill out the Participant Registration Form as well as send a résumé/CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.


Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.